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and the michigan wolverines in the same day, romney could not have made a bigger mistake. chris: did you ever think -- >> i do agree with both of these guys. because i think -- i still have this image of jennifer granholm giving that great speech. at the democratic convention. when she went from -- and she was talking about the auto bailout. and you knew she was building up to the let detroit go bankrupt and going state after state after state of the auto bailout. you got the ohio and michigan and the place exploded. and we now know that it's -- it's really hard to win the presidency without those two states. chris: the annual foot in mouth award. our nominees, mitt romney at that second debate. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find folks and they brought whole binders full of women. chris: next, vice president's unfortunate turn of phrase. >> let the big banks write their own rules. unchain wall street. going to put you all back in chains. chris: gosh, next, mitt romney's key campaign guy who was a bit too candid after the primaries ended. >> hit a reset button for
in several cities including parts of maine and michigan. lake effect snow continues off lake ontario and those areas east and southeast of lake ontario should pick up an additional 3 to 6 inches by tomorrow. the storms will keep on coming, a minor system beginning on christmas eve will dump a few inches of snow in ohio through pennsylvania, north jersey, and southern new england. and we're tracking another major storm on the west coast which will bring a stripe of snow from oklahoma city to the midwest by christmas before heading up to the northeast mid week with coastal cities getting mostly rain and those inland either snow or a mix. so after a very mild winter last year, a whole lot of action in the last week. lester? >> all right. scott newell checking in for us. thanks. now to the mad rush at airports across the country tonight. nbc's gabe gutierrez is at the world's busiest airport hartsfield jackson in atlanta. how is it looking? >> reporter: well, major airports caught a bit of a break today. nowhere near as many cancellations as we saw thursday and friday. instead this morni
. >> it should be fun to watch. >>> and this comes to us from wdiv in detroit, michigan. nearby browns township, a good samaritan risks his life to save a stranded dog. the brave man leaps into action when he sees the dog stuck in lake erie. his rescue floundered when he was not able to rescue the dog. thank goodness rescuers were able to get a boat and get to the dog and the human. >> especially when a human is sitting in the frigid cold water to save the dog. >> i'm mara schiavocampo and this is "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. just as the region gets over one storm, another strong winter weather system is on the way. we're tracking the forecast that ruin some weekend plans. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm erika gonzalez in for eun yang. welcome to friday, december 28, 2012. we'll get to that forecast in just a moment. but first, new this morning, the springfield interchange is back open after a deadly crash on the beltway. three people died when a pickup truck slammed into a tractor-trailer on the ramp from the beltway to i-95. the crash ha
and michigan. there's been hundreds of car accidents in the past 24 hours. >>> and 800 santas, not the real guy, of course, he's busy, but just some folks who like to dress up and run around in the snow at the fourth annual santa claus running competition in germany. >>> when we come back, some of our bravest serving our country and serving well past active duty. that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankl
this morning. in michigan republican lawmakers pushed through a right to work bill banning unions paying fees. they called the law an attack on worker's rights. >>> in greece, violence between protesters and police. >>> in bangladesh an official says that fire that killed 112 people last month was in a garment factory that had lost its safety certification back in june. also, the factory owner was authorized to run a three story business but it was illegally expanded to eight storiesed adding a ninth at the time of the late november blaze. >>> at the smithsonian museum in washington, the world's largest cut stone is now on display. the aqua marine gem is more than a foot tall and weighs almost five pounds. it's called the don pedro gemba. >>> we're going to find out how hard super storm sandy slammed the economy with the government's november jobs report. economists fear sandy battered hiring with estimates of 80 to 93,000 jobs added. that's compared to 171,000 in october. >>> well, good news though from yesterday's weekly jobless claims which held steady right around the pre-storm level. >>>
traffic in chicago and caused power outages from michigan to maine. some ski resorts in western new york have gotten more than a foot of snow in the past couple of days and more could be on the way to places like buffalo, where snow is in the forecast for christmas eve and christmas day. >>> around here, it wasn't the snow, but the wind that caused some problems for travelers. there was some sporadic delays at dulles and reagan earlier in the day, but both airports say everything is moving again tonight. still, it's always a good idea to check with your carrier before you head out to the airport. >>> trains were crowded on amtrak today, but the rail service reported no significant delays going in or out of union station. the rail service is adding cars to many of their trains, but they don't plan to add any additional service for the christmas holiday. >>> and to the roads now, traffic is still heavy at this hour. this is a live look at i-95 near maryland 100. cars moving at a snail's pace tonight. 93 million americans are expected to hit the roads for the holidays, so pack your patience
. >> is your winner prince harry with hijinks in vegas or mitt romney back home in michigan. >> i was born and raised here. i love this state. it seems right here. trees are the right height. i like -- chris: this was a cone head moment. what were these secret service agents thinking when they engaged in sexual tourism in cartagena on company time and what was david patraeus thinking when he carried on an affair over his email? >> what a lot to choose from this year. chris: it's a rich pile. >> it's got to be the secret service guys. really, what were they thinking? chris: we know what they were thinking. >> how do they not think it's going to get out? >> patraeus and the secret service are in their own category because they put national security at risk in a big way but among those two, i'm with patraeus. he had more secrets, he was more blackmailable and should have known better. chris: and using his email. don't spook guess through his emails all the time? >> i would go back -- not just the secret service agents but the one secret service agent who got into a fight with the woman over p
those kind of things for years at michigan state. he's waiting his time and i know he can help a lot of teams out there. he's playing against a special -- playing behind a special talent in robert, but i think if he's called upon, he will get it done and he did that today. >> i knew as soon as i got hit, as i screamed, like a man, of course, but, you know, i knew that it did hurt really bad, but like i said it didn't feel like an acl or anything like that. so it's just -- i'll still be able to run and do those things if it's just a really bad bruise. then if it's anything else, like i told coach, you know, i'll fight through it and i will be playing next week. >> well, he does sound confident, and i hate to be the bearer of bad news. remember brandon meriwether tore his acl and he thought he was just fine. naer not going to wait for the swelling to go down. the mri will happen for robert tonight. perhaps he is on his way or getting the mri as we speak. of course, as soon as we know the results, you will know the results as well. carol? >> dan hellie, fedexfield. you just had to go th
capitol street from michigan avenue to hairwood road goes up to 40 miles per hour. you can go 40 on canal road from the chain bridge to fox hall. vdot has studied the roads and determined the speed limit could go up without impacting safety. >>> horse racing will remain alive in maryland for a decade. they've reached a ten-year deal to keep racing at pimlico raceway. 100 race days per year and keeps tracks open year round for training and stabling horses. the schedule features 146 days of live racing at the major tracks. the maryland racing commission will vote on the proposed schedule today. >>> a south carolina congressman is making history. representative tim scott will be the first black senator in south carolina since reconstruction. governor nikki haley chose him to replace jim demint who plans to resign in february to head the heritage foundation. scott is a republican who is supported by the tea party. he'll be the only black member of the senate and the first since president obama was elected to the senate four years ago. >>> he'll no longer have to fill out a census survey with
continued to go down. >> reporter: the nra is promising a news conference on friday. meanwhile in michigan, the republican governor today vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons at churches and at schools. brian? >> tom costello our d.c. news room. >>> meanwhile in newtown, four days now after this tragedy at the elementary school, this was the day the rest of the town schools reopened. and kids returned to class, even as others were being laid to rest. nbc's anne thompson remains in newtown for us tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know the biggest difference at school today was police presence. at holly elementary school, officers stopped each and every car and spoke to the parents and students inside. and at each school there was a team of counsellors helping students deal with their grief and fear. the reopening of newtown schools an act of faith and resolve. >> whether you wait a day a month or whatever. there's no -- there's no rule book. >> reporter: determination quickly tested as a threat to one elementary school forced it into lockd
in michigan is waking up warm thanks to a gad samaritan who most likely saved its life. the dog's owner called 9-1-1 to get help after his dog wandered on to ice there. before crews arrived, a man tried to go out on to the ice and got stuck himself. eventually, crews were able to rescue the man and the dog. animal control officers say the dog was cold, the man was cold. otherwise, they were okay. >>> i'm sure so was the rescuer as well. with winter officially here and the temperatures dropping, doctors say that many people's moods will drop as well. doctors at the mayo clinic say one in five americans suffer from s.a.d. seasonal affective disorder. it usually owe can curse during winter when it's cold and dark. sleepiness and social withdrawal are the symptoms. researchers say taking a short walk outside or using light therapy can help people deal with the condition. >>> redskins fans, you just have two days to wait for the biggest game of the season so far. it looks like the team will be largely healthy for sunday's matchup with the cowboys. offensive lineman tyler pa lum bus is expected to p
on the ice in michigan. the dog's owner called 9-1-1 to get help after his dog wandered on to the ice. before crews arrived, a man tried to go out there for himself on the ice and try and see if he could save the dog. he got stranded himself. eventually rescue crews reached the man and the pooch. animal control officials say the dog was cold but otherwise he was okay. >> ambulance waiting there to get them warmed up and send them on their way. >> i think everybody should be home this weekend with a cup of cocoa. >> definitely bundle up weather as we look outside right now. coming up on 6:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist veronica johnson. >> that's right. this whole weekend will be cold and the first part of the weekend will be nasty and wet and cold. at least it's dry. 32 degrees up to the north from frederick county into montgomery county. you folks in falls church, 34 degrees right now. green belt, your current temperature at 34 degrees. then you've got 28 culpeper toward fredericksburg, virginia. hometown forecast, we go to rockville, maryland. good morning to you
. on north capital street from michigan revenue to harewood road and finally, canal road between chain bridge and fox hall road. >> a lot of people don't drive the speed limit anyway. i'm concerned about accidents. >> reporter: this isn't the first time speed limits have increased in the district earlier this month. benning road and interstate 295 both saw the rise in the posted speed limit. and barbara, no word yet on if they plan to continue raising the speed limit on different roads throughout the district. but talking to drivers today was about a 50/50 split between people that were happy it got raised and some others voicing their concerns. that's the latest. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, tony. >>> police are looking for four suspect who is broke into a prince george's county home and shot the homeowner. investigators say the men broke into a home in the 9100 block of lofton road in fort washington. when they confronted the suspects they shot the man in the back. news4 spoke to the man's brother-in-law who said he doesn't think it was a target add tack. >> it seemed like a random a
. president obama will travel to michigan tomorrow to push his plan for avoiding tax tax on middle class americans. he'll speak at the daimler detroit diesel plant. the president launched his public appeal on fiscal cliff negotiations and included a meeting with a family in arlington, virginia. >>> also tomorrow, the manassas city council will vote on whether to demonthly lish a 100-year-old house on prescott avenue. they say they've worked with the owner for years to bring the house up to code. the property owner is in her 80s and she says she hopes the house is not torn down. >>> rolling stone, paul mccartney and others will host a benefit concert for those affected by hurricane sandy. the concert is completely sold out and all the money will benefit the robin hood foundation. >>> of course, a big game in the day ahead. the redskins and the ravens face off in the battle of the beltways with a win today. the burgundy and gold could be tied atop the nfc east. kickoff is at 1:00. we'll have all the highlights on "news 4 at 6:00 and 11:00 and expect twitter to be abuzz. >> on fire. >> rave
from 17th streets in new york avenue, on north capitol street from michigan avenue to heirwood road. canal road, foxhall to chain bridge road. >> people do not drive the speed limit anyway. i'm concerned about accidents. >> reporter: this isn't the first time speed limits have increased in the district. earlier this month interstate 295 saw the rise in the posted speed limit. the speed camera debate has been on a hot topic for a very long time in the district. you take a look at westbound new york avenue you will see the speed camera off in the distance. that's one of the highest grossing speed cameras in the district. last year $5.4 million. that may change next year as the speed limit on new york avenue has gone up five miles an hour. >>> more on the speed limit changes including more reaction from drivers who use these roads. coming up in a live report on "news4 at 5:00." >>> well, the easy bake oven will come soon in a boy-friendly color next fall. thanks to a new jersey teenager. 13-year-old mckenna pope launched a petition drive for hasbro toys to manufacture the ovens in colo
pedal harder. four roads unveiled higher speed limits. north capitol street from michigan avenue to hairwood road goes up from 35 to 40 miles per hour. you can go 40 on canal road from the chain bridge road to o fox hall. vdot has studied these roads and determined the speed could go up without impacting safety. >>> as the nation tries to heal from the tragedy at sandy hook, a movement in honor of those killed is sweeping social media. it's called 26 acts. it was the idea of nbc's ann curry. the goal, get people to do 26 random acts of kindness in member of the 20 children and six adults killed. people worldwide are buying dinner for strangers, donating money to teacher funds. one woman is even making hats for 26 newborns at her local hospital. we want to know if you're getting in on the act with this. visit our news 4 facebook page and let us know if someone has done something for you. >>> some of the world's large he's retailers are making changes in the wake of the shootings in newtown. walmart's pulled a military-style assault rifle from its website. aits similar to the one t
miles per hour. north capitol from michigan goes to 40 miles per hour. you can also go 40 now on canal road from the chain bridge to fox hall. vdot has studied the roads and determined the speed limit could go up without impacting safety. >>> breaking news now. angie goff is at the live desk. >> good morning, aaron. toyota is paying a big fine for failing to report a defect in a timely manner. we're hearing from government officials announcing toyota will pay $17.35 million in civil penalties. this is after they failed to report in a timely manner five days a floor pedal defect found earlier this year. this is the highest single civil penalty ever paid for violations regarding a transportation-related recall. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> 16 before the hour now. security will be tighter at schools in newtown, connecticut, as students return to class for the first time since friday's tragic shooting. all schools will be open except sandy hook elementary. it will remain closed indefinite l. police consider it a crime scene. this will be a tough day for the a tight-knit commun
front, you can see it around chicago coming through areas of central michigan. that's what will be arriving here tomorrow. some moisture in the form of rain showers. we're in the 40s right now at 44 degrees. by the time we light that tree, national christmas tree lighting, 39 degrees your temperature. not too bad at all out there for the evening. back to you. >> thanks, veronica. >>> today washington state becomes the first to legalize in the nation recreational marijuana. >> the new law doesn't allow people to light up in public, and it doesn't tell police how to enforce the law. nbc's chris clackum has more on how the new law will work. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: when the clock struck midnight in seattle thursday, 100 or so pot lovers gathered beneath the space needle to light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal in washington state, after voters approved the measure on november 6th. >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> reporter: a new approach that led to adults over 21, possess up to an ounce of pot and use it, but onl
michigan, to be exact. he was his own "in" crowd. fast women, fast cars and souped-up living. >> all the owners i was in tight with. i would go there and have carte blanche everywhere i went. >> did your pop know? did he suspect? >> he didn't suspect until much, much later. >> it would be a rude awakening for both his dad and jimmy that day in 1996 when jimmy was just relaxing in one of his chicago homes. >> all of a sudden, ka boom, the whole door came blowing off the hinges and came flying into the house. and all these d.a., fbi and locals all came in in a single-file line with their automatic weapons pointing at me, freeze, get on the ground, get on the ground. >> he had been caught in a drug sting, spearheaded by that hard-nosed federal prosecutor, larry beaumont. >> we scooped him up in an operation that i ran. we called it operation snowplow. >> and in court, beaumont showed keane no mercy. >> he was coming at you on all fours, wasn't he? >> oh, god. he was a bulldog. >> jimmy was convicted and slapped with a ten-year sentence. >> it was a pretty stiff sentence, and i knew he d
. >>> there may be new hope for a deal to prevent the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama went to michigan today to promote his plan to raise taxes on the top 2% of income earners. a gruing number of republicans say they may be willing to accept tax rate hikes on the rich as long as they gain ground on entitlements. >>> well, the holiday rush is on, folks, fedex says today will be the bus just day of the shipping year, and it could be one of the busiest days ever. >> jay gray took a tour of fedex's world headquarters earlier today and join us live from mississippi with a look at the behind the scenes situation, a look at how the packages get from here to there. >> reporter: hey there, fedex facilities across the nation, including this one in mississippi n. constant motion, moving 19 million packages at a rate of 200 per second. the holiday rush is ramping up at fedex today. >> we've been planning for this day since the day after christmas last year, literally planning for this day since then. >> now it's here, the busiest day in fedex history, 19 million packages passing through the system
and pennsylvania, and around michigan, already in the 30s. that's where the cool and cold air is. it's going to settle in on us tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. in fact, we're going to be a couple of degrees below average. so for tomorrow morning, coats back on, folks. and button them up, too. we'll start out in the 20s and low to mid-30s across the area. after a chilly, dry evening, feeling like december tomorrow. and then light showers with that next front coming in. and more rain expected saturday. especially early in the day. here's a look at your four-day forecast. the high, 47 degrees for tomorrow. so it is going to be dry. and dry also on friday. but with clouds moving in. and the possibility maybe of some showers late in the day on friday. not posting as of yet, but this weekend for sure looking like rain. saturday the high 65. sunday, 55. and that stalled-out weather front still around at the beginning of the week. the high 62. air, or major storms to deal with. >> all right. >> lovely. skirting through december. >> we can't be dreaming of a white christmas, can we. >> no, w
, back in aas of michigan, around illinois, chicago's wet. st. louis, missouri, too. there's the cold front. there's the area of low pressure coming up from the south, all helping to deliver a little bit of wet weather by tomorrow morning. 36, 37 degrees, a few light showers that i think will start around 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m. and continue tomorrow until only about 11:00 a.m. for the afternoon, it's going to be dry. look, there we'll have clouds still around. it will be mostly cloudy. then our chance for those saturday morning showers, those i think will stay right up north of the maryland border. just skirting the area. we will, however, have some morning fog on saturday. and a little bit of late-day sunshine. it is going to be plenty warm, so don't worry about those clouds on saturday. sunday, a little cooler. it will be a northeasterly wind with showers coming in i think late in the day on sunday. so this will be a weekend now that we can salvage and get out there and enjoy. increasing clouds for your evening. pretty nice, though, 35 to 39 degrees. if you like it a little on the coo
conditions in the u.p. of michigan. plenty of sunshine in southern california. look for showers along the southeastern atlanta coast into florida. plenty of sunshine. temperatures from five to ten degrees below average. that's what's going on around the country. we are going to get your local forecast after this. >>> good morning. cold dawn this thursday morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. coldest temperatures we have seen this december. low to mid-20s in maryland and west virginia. we are going to stay below freezing for a couple hours. by noontime, ought to be in the mid-40s with clouds coming and going. clouding up tonight. cloudy period from friday to the weekend. a slight chance of sprinkles with a high near >>> that's your latest weather. here's savannah. >>> new movement this morning to try and avoid the fiscal cliff. some republicans are considering abandoning their staunch opposition to higher tax rates according to recent reports. alan simpson was co-chair on the commission of fiscal responsibility. he's a co-founder of fix the debt campaign and joins us now
avenue from the maryland line, now as high as 45 miles an hour. north capital street from michigan avenue to harewood road from 35 to 40 and you can also go 40 miles an hour on canal road to fox hall. going on 40 is a pipe dream for some drivers. traffic is a mess, danella? >> it is. eastbound colombia pike, closed because of the earlier water main break. shut down between south wakefield street to south thomas street, so you want to make a right on and then a left on george mason drive to work around it. 66, just jammed from the beltway -- jammed from the by past to the beltway. back to you, aaron. >>> good morning, in the 40s now with a chance ♪ >>> back now with more of "today" on this tuesday morning, the 18th of december, 2012. a pretty day here in new york city. a little gray and drizzly. you look at some of the nice folks who have come down one week before christmas to get a look at that beautiful rockefeller center christmas tree. seven days -- well, six, i guess. >> seven. >> to shop? >> i believe so. >> all right. well, let's not have a fight about it. that wouldn't be the chr
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